“Greenleaf,” one of the most talked-about new shows of the year thus far, returns for a second season on OWN, premiering Wednesday at 10 p.m.
With breathtaking photography and opulent settings, “Greenleaf,” from award-winning writer-producer Craig Wright, delves into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis, Tenn., megachurch, where “scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.”
Though the Greenleaf family loves and cares for each other, beneath the surface is a cesspool of greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values, which threaten to tear apart the very core of the faith that holds them together.
Two-time Emmy Award winner Keith David, who often plays rather intimidating characters, stars as Bishop James Greenleaf, the family’s patriarch and pastor of the megachurch, Calvary Fellowship World Ministries.
In the series’ second season, according to the network, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker), ventures off to begin his new career with longtime rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop Greenleaf, while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family.
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SOURCE: Philly Trib, Kimberly C. Roberts